Originally an iron foundry, then a family home, then a boxing club; by 1967 Foundry House was a successful Youth Centre run by youth leader Val McInally. Val is now back at Foundry House as one our six Trustees. The Youth Centre thrived until Pembrokeshire County Council put the building up for sale.
In 2004, the newly formed Pembroke 21C Community Association* raised the asking price and purchased Foundry House on behalf of the people of Pembroke. Since then Foundry House has provided a venue for dozens of local groups and one-off events, as well as hosting a wide range of community projects.
Booking fees are Foundry House’s only source of income and we rely entirely on volunteers to keep the building up and running. The Charity’s current Trustees are: Ann Mortenson, John Hayes, Ken Jones, Les Moreton, Pete Coleman and Val McInally.
In addition to Foundry House, 21C holds the lease for Holyland Wood and has an arrangement with ateb housing association to use their land for St Oswald’s Community Garden
We look forward to Foundry House continuing to work closely with the whole community to provide a focus for activities that are open to all and encourage community spirit in Pembroke in an environmentally and economically sustainable way.
*Pembroke 21C is a Charity (No: 1106323) and a PLC (No: 05216985) without share capital, its annual accounts are filed at Companies House and may be viewed here